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Genetic Tool to Predict Adult Heart Attack Risk in Childhood

People at high risk of a heart attack in adulthood could be spotted much earlier in life with a one-off DNA test, according to new research which we part-funded, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. An international team led by researchers from the University of Leicester, University of Cambridge and […]

Combination antibody therapy results in long-term viral suppression in HIV infection

A new generation of broadly neutralising antibodies provides a novel approach to treating HIV infection. The research group of Prof Florian Klein, Director of the Institute of Virology at the University Hospital Cologne and scientist at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has collaborated with scientists at the Rockefeller University in New York and […]

‘Don’t go cold turkey’ to quit smoking

Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-cigarettes. Research has shown only 4% of those who go "cold turkey" remain smoke-free after a year. But turning to nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches or lozenges, can increase that by […]

Change Your Diet to Save Both Water and Your Health

Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of precious fresh water, according to a JRC study. Compared to existing diets, the water required to produce our food could be reduced by between: 11% and 35% for healthy diets containing meat, 33% and 55% for healthy […]

Why you should grow Ashitaba

The Angelica known as ‘tomorrow’s leaf’ isn’t just a pretty plant, it also fed the samurai and is thought to boost longevity. At the beginning of this year I decided to experiment a little: I would expand my knowledge of angelica, attempt to grow Japanese sushi rice, and tackle the world that is ancient wheats. […]

She expected to die young. Then came the call that offered new life

Having spent a quarter of her life in the hospital, she knows how to sleep through noise. She's so good at it that she worried the phone call wouldn't wake her. But when her cell rang at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, she was ready.On the other end was the news Claire Wineland had been waiting […]

Prediabetes: Being a ‘night owl’ may lead to weight gain

New research has revealed that having a preference for evening activities, going to bed late, and not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain among people with prediabetes. Prediabetes affects around 84 million people in the United States. That is, 1 in 3 U.S. individuals are living with the condition, and 90 percent of […]

Common Skin Cancer Can Signal Increased Risk of Other Cancers

People who develop abnormally frequent cases of a skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma appear to be at significantly increased risk for the development of other cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate cancers, according to a preliminary study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The increased susceptibility is likely caused […]

Are LED lights making us ill?

Over the last decade, much of Europe and the US have changed the way they illuminate city and town streets. Councils and local governments from Paris to Brooklyn have replaced high-energy sodium bulbs (the warmer, yellow ones) with energy-saving LED bulbs (with a blue light emitting diode, which can feel harsh in comparison). As well […]

Particle level in city motor vehicle areas much higher, says study

Level of particles below a certain size (PM 2.5µg/m3) in mixed and motorised areas was, on average, 182 and 272 per cent higher respectively than that of non-motorised areas, a study showed.  The level already exceeded the maximum recommended limit for 24 hours (65µg/m3) in predominantly mixed and motorised areas in 12 hours, suggesting a […]

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